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  1. Some years ago London Drugs used to sell a grey/black plastic computer desk with 3 levels. 1 for monitor, 1 for general use, and 1 for keyboard and mouse, and then at the bottom left, there's a small shelf for the computer. It was around a hundred something. At the time I didn't have the budget to get one and I missed the opportunity to get rid of my old crappy desk. I am looking for a plastic desk because I am just so tired of low quality Staples desks that uses laminated boards with glued saw dust/MDF underneath. If the surface even got damaged, the area would bulge up and eventually look like a bump with a pothole at the center and you can't even sand it down and repair it. Office furniture like this is utter trash to me. How can you pay this much money and only get wood chips? If I can't get a desk with a whole piece of wood, I would rather have plastic surface than woodchips.
  2. Because the heatsink is shaped like this, is there any way to attach a fan onto it? It's shaped like a half cylinder, can a fan sit on top of it securely with zip ties or something?
  3. Where would you mount the quiet fan? Can it be attached to the heatsink somehow?
  4. My old 6 year old passively cooled q2900 itx board has worked thus far with Windows 7, but I am facing overheat issues when I change to Win 10, and I am hoping to find a aircooler that can be mounted on 45x60 screw holes with a 3 pin CPU fan. I tried to look up local computer stores, and I am so out of the loop and all the heatsinks appear to be using sqare slots, not rectangular 45x60. The cpu is also BGA soldered to the motherboard, so I am worried about the height issue for the cpu heatsink contact. The uefi and the motherboard does include dedicated pins for the cpu fan control, so there must be a compatible aircooling solution out there, right? Or is there some way to just attach a fan to the existing heatsink and call it a day? How should I do it? https://www.techspot.com/review/882-intel-pentium-j2900-asrock-q2900-itx/ Picture of board with heatsink attached.
  5. I also tried this some time ago. I wrapped around tin foil around 2 of the 3 antennas completely, and my wifi signal strength still wasn't affected. Tin foil hats have also been contested before. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/09/tin-foil-hats-actually-make-it-easier-for-the-government-to-track-your-thoughts/262998/ I had really hoped faraday's cage would work, but maybe I just haven't read enough about it to come up with the most effective design for signal blocking.
  6. That's the first thing I did. Now I am trying to physically reduce the signal strength in addition to the software route.
  7. I have a wifi router with 3 unremoveable antennas, and the only place I could put it right now is pretty close to my bedside. I am trying to reduce the signal strength in addition to adjusting through the builtin interface and so far I haven't had much luck. Is there a way to block the signal on the antenna without cutting the wires on the router circuit board? Since the router has 3 antennas, what happens if the radio only has access to 1 instead of 3 antennas? How does it affect wifi strength? I had opened up the router and the antenna as well, I see that each antenna has 2 wires going into it. 1 of the wire connects to the wireless chip, while the other connects to the other wireless chip. Inside the antenna, the pcb traces actually don't connect but are separate, so the 2 wires are actually independent antennas for the 2 wireless chips. On the router circuit board, each antenna has a pair of wires going into it, one side can be disconnected while the other is soldered onto the circuit board, and I was hoping that by unplugging one side of the antenna I had disconnected the other side completely, but it appears that's only the 5ghz chip, and doesn't affect the 2.5ghz radio at all. The signal strength had stayed the same after I disconnected the 5ghz side. Is there anything else I can try?
  8. if say you have 4gb of ddr2 and ddr3 in both cases, wouldn't ram speed also bottleneck the overall performance? because even if the processor can run faster, if the memory couldn't feed it data fast enough, I had thought the performance would be dragged down. that's what the benchmark doesn't tell me. some motherboards did support p8400 and ddr3, and if they had used that in the benchmark, then it's an even playing field between the 2 processors.
  9. both are laptop gpus, and they bench like so http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentium-P6000-vs-Intel-Core2-Duo-P8400
  10. ok, let's say c2d p8400 vs pentium p6000, 2 years apart. p8400 outbenches p6000, but does it really matter if the rams are no good?
  11. Say some really old c2d machine with ddr2 ram, and a newer pentium machine with ddr3 ram. I checked the benchmark of the 2 chips, the c2d chip outbenches the pentium chip, but how does faster rams come into play in this? the c2d machine could at most only use 4gb or ram, while the pentium machine could handle 2 times if not 4 times that much ram and the ram can operate at higher speed too. So in this case, which components really matter? cpu speed or the ram speed?
  12. My device is from non-uefi days, is that modern enough? Does intel list if the cpu has that function built-in or not on their website? Ah damn it, just checked, it doesn't support the new AES instructions...
  13. Since I don't have access to Bitlocker, and Windows encryption is unavailable because my computer doesn't have UEFI, the only option I know right now is Veracrypt (if you have other recommendations, I would love to try them). How is the read speed of Veracrypt compare to Bitlocker? The SSD read time is amazing, but I don't know how much the encryption overhead will add to the loading/writing time on old computers.
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